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Amy Van Dyken-Rouen released

Updated: August 14, 2014, 4:54 PM ET
Associated Press

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen rolled through the hospital doors in her sleek-looking purple wheelchair, her familiar smile on her face and her bubbly personality ready to be unleashed.

Just two months ago, she was guided through those same doors on a stretcher after being brought in by an ambulance- not knowing what to expect or how much progress she would make after a spinal cord injury.

The self-described "wheelie queen" has come a long way since then, ...

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